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Google not run by referendum, says Sundar Pichai amid anti-harassment protest


San Francisco/New Delhi: Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company is not run by ‘referendum’ as hundreds of Google employees and contractors in Asia staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplace. A Bloomberg report said that Pichai at a conference in New York has said, “We don’t run ...

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Myanmar to take over 2,000 refugees back from Bangladesh in November


KOLKATA,  NOV 01: For the first time since the beginning of the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar, a joint working committee of Bangladesh and Myanmar met more than 1,000 refugees in Cox’s Bazar district and discussed the issue of repatriation. The refugees however are reluctant to go back, fearing attacks similar to the ones they experienced in August 2017. Since orchestrated ...

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India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UN, says it misuses any forum for ‘narrow political gains’


India has slammed Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session, saying it has become Islamabad’s habit to misuse any forum for “narrow political gains” and asserting that the right to self-determination cannot be abused to undermine a nation’s territorial integrity. First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi was responding to Pakistani ...

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US reassures Taiwan on security as China increases threats

Any attempt to determine Taiwan’s future by ”other than peaceful means” is a threat to regional security and a matter of ”grave concern” to the United States, Washington’s de facto ambassador to Taipei said Wednesday, in a nod to Chinese military intimidation against the island. Brent Christensen also said Washington would continue military sales to Taiwan while promoting its participation ...

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RBI autonomy is ‘essential, accepted governance requirement’: Finance Ministry

Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley at the press conference on Banking Sector in New Delhi on Monday. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey. 17.09.2018.

New Delhi, Oct 31: The Finance Ministry on Wednesday issued a statement that said the central bank’s autonomy is “an essential and accepted governance requirement”. It added that the government holds extensive consultations with the RBI from time to time, during which is places its assessment on issues and suggests possible solutions, which is not disclosed to the public until ...

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PM Modi unveils Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity: ‘It’s an answer to those who question India’s existence’


The 82-metre tall Statue of Unity is a tribute to India’s Iron man – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue, twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, is built at a cost of Rs 2,989 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday unveiled the world’s tallest statue — Statue of Unity — as a tribute to freedom fighter and India’s first ...

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Police arrests father for Raping his Daughter


Baramulla, Oct 29: Baramulla Police here on today here have arrested a Father for raping his Daughter. In a Statement issued to KNO, Police said that Police Station Kunzer received a written complaint from one person Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat stating that his sister (name withheld) has been raped by his father Abdul Majid Bhat. Accordingly a case FIR NO 117/2018 ...

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MODI IN JAPAN: India going through massive transformative phase, says Prime Minister


TOKYO,  OCT 29: The Prime Minister is in Tokyo to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit. India is going through a massive transformative phase and international agencies say the country will drive the growth of the global economy in the coming decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday as he invited the Indian community in Japan to contribute actively in ...

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Ayodhya case deferred: SC to decide date of hearing in Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title suit in January

New Delhi, Oct 29: The Supreme Court Monday adjourned the hearing on petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid site title dispute to January 2019 when it will fix the date for commencing hearing on the matter. There was a clutch of petitions before the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict that divided ...

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